AECC a finalist at the AIPC Awards next month

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) have been chosen as a finalist for the 2010 International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) Apex Award Competition. The prestigious awards will be one of the most hotly contested ever, with 27 finalists competing for the title of “World’s Best Congress Centre”, an increase of 30% from the previous awards in 2008.

AECC Managing Director, Brian Horsburgh said, “The global meetings market is increasingly competitive so we are delighted to be shortlisted for such a distinguished international award. It is even more special as we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year and shows we continue to distinguish ourselves as a worldclass business venue.”

The AIPC Apex Award is given bi-annually on the basis of a comprehensive performance and customer satisfaction analysis. The evaluations are based entirely on client ratings of each participating venue. These criteria include a range of factors including congress facilities, project management, catering and technical capabilities, and result in a collective score for the best overall performer.

Brian Horsburgh continues, “What makes this award even more special is that is it not decided by an Awards committee. The winner is decided by feedback from local, national and international clients that have used the AECC in the last year and really know how we work.”

The 2010 AIPC Apex Award winner will be announced at this year’s AIPC Annual Conference in Liverpool on Monday 5th July. The 26 other finalists vying for the title include international venues such as Cape Town International Convention Centre and Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

This announcement follows on from AECC being the only Scottish venue to have made the final cut at the UK’s Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards “Venue Team of the Year” Award.

ENDS

Note to Editors

Issued by Louise Duthie, PR & Marketing Executive, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. For further information please contact Louise on 01224 330430, e-mail lduthie@aecc.co.uk or go to www.aecc.co.uk.

For more information on the AIPC Awards go to http://www.aipc.org/awards_2010.html

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